University of Utah Accountant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 12/07/2018

Requisition Number PRN19139B

Job Title Accountant

Working Title Accountant

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, 9-5

VP Area President

Department 01167 - HCI Clinical Trials Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 31600 to 50000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This is a financial position in the Clinical Trials Office at Huntsman Cancer Institute. The role of this team is to ensure that our awarded sponsor contracts are managed as negotiated. This position will reconcile all the financial activity from monthly management reports for our growing clinical trial portfolio. This position will be responsible to prepare invoices to sponsors on a quarterly basis as well as monitoring the aging schedule of outstanding invoices. This is a high-volume position that requires a high level of organization and attention to detail. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in patient billing accounting experience and clinical research.


•Reconciles revenue and expense activity of 200+ clinical trials on a monthly basis. Identifies and researches discrepancies and missing activity using various software systems as well as internal and external contacts.

•Invoices patient activity and maintenance fees to study sponsors on a quarterly basis.

•Posts payments from sponsors to the appropriate studies. Researches payment discrepancies and contacts study sponsors to work through issues.

•Continually monitors and follows up on past due invoices.

•Interprets contracts and builds new study financial templates. Updates templates as contracts are amended.

•Prepares financial statements and status reports for theCTO. Prepares financial statements for individual investigators. Identifies potential issues to bring to the attention of the team lead.

•Creates and tracks Campus Orders forIRBfees, Cost Transfers, Payment Requests,CTOPurchase Orders, etc. as needed. Files as needed.

•Assists with special projects and team coverage.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field, plus one year related experience or equivalency required. A thorough understanding of general ledger accounting practices, cost analysis and accounting principles, as well as demonstrated analytical, problem solving, human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Knowledge of PeopleSoft or Access databases may be preferred in some areas.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


A successful candidate will have the following traits:

•Strong reconciliation background and confident Excel skills.

•Good written and verbal communication skills. Able to document complex information quickly and thoroughly.

•Demonstrated consistency, critical thinking, and dedication to quality while working with detailed and varied tasks.

•Adheres to established processes while remaining open to process improvement and change.

•Professional demeanor and positive attitude.

•Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 3 years of related work experience.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.